7 Macaron Filling Recipes

Updated on August 19, 2017

Mango Ganache

Now that you have made your beautiful macarons, here are some ideas for fillings. You can always use Nutella for a quick and easy filling or cream with jam. For something a little bit different, just have a look below; try the Mango Ganache first and let us know how you get on!

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: For approx 16 Macaroons


  • 1 Ripe Mango, Chopped
  • 150g White Chocolate


  1. Chop Mango into pieces and puree until smooth. Press puree through a sieve and put 120g into saucepan.
  2. Melt White Chocolate over a double boiler
  3. Heat the Mango puree until hot and pour over chocolate. Stir until smooth. Put bowl in refrigerator until firm enough to hold shape.

Rasberry Butter Cream

  • 1 Tablespoon Cream
  • 11/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 cup of soft butter
  • 4 Tablespoons Rasberry Jam
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Blend together the butter and half of the sugar. Add in jam, cream and vanilla extract.

Gradually add the rest of the sugar until the mixture is soft enough to sandwich two macarons gently together.

Vanilla Butter Cream

  • 1/3 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 1teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 11/2-2cups of confectioners sugar

Beat all the ingredients together till soft and creamy but stiff enough to use on your Macarons.

Chocolate Ganache Filling


  • 4oz Dark Bitter Chocolate
  • 1/2 Cup of Heavy Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter cubed


  • Place chopped chocolate in a large bowl
  • Heat cream in a small saucepan
  • Gently stir in chocolate
  • Let it stand for one minute
  • Add the butter and mix until very smooth
  • Put in the refrigerator until thick enough to spread on chocolate macarons

Orange Cream Filling


1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 small tub cream cheese softened
2/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
zest of an orange
1/3 cup caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon orange extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


To a small saucepan add the sugar, orange juice, orange zest and orange extract and heat and reduce mixture until it becomes a thick syrup.This will take about 6-7mins. Cool this syrup completley.

In another bowl whip up the cream cheese and butter and vanilla extract. Then add the cooled syrup mixture and fold in. Put the filling gently onto your prepared orange macaroons. Enjoy!

Lemon Curd Filling


  • 3 Free range eggs plus one yolk
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 organic unwaxed lemons zest and juice
  • 100g unsalted butter


  • Put the sugar butter and lemon zest and juice into a heatproof bow. Put the bowl over a gently simmering pot of water.
  • Stir the mixture well until the butter is melted.
  • Stir the lightly whisked eggs and yolk into the lemon mixture and whisk until well combined.
  • Cook for 10-12mins until mix is thickened stirring occasionall.
  • When the mixture coats the back of the spoon it is ready.
  • Remove from heat and cool.
  • Once cooled use it as a delicious filling for your macarons.
  • If you find it isn't thick enough use some cornstarch to thicken

3.8 stars from 14 ratings of Macaron Fillings

White Chocolate Vanilla Ganache


  • 5 Tablespoons Double Cream
  • 175g White Chocolate(good quality)
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract


Heat cream and vanilla extract until it comes to the boil.

Take Cream of heat and add chocolate.

Stir until smooth.

Leave to cool.

Cover and refrigerate until thickened.

Sandwich Macarons gently together with thickened cream.

Questions & Answers


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        KURT W 3 months ago

        Please don't use Nutella, it has palm oil and rain forests are being burned in order to grow it.

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        mary ruder 3 months ago

        i dont know if there nice or not nice but ill try it

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        Julie Ann Dunning 7 months ago

        Can I use mascarpone?

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        Jessica 8 months ago

        Thanks that was a bug help :-)

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        Jane51 8 months ago

        Hi Jessica it would be 180g in a small tub of cream cheese and the zest is just the amount you would finely Grate from one medium size orange. Hope this helps and you enjoy your Macaron filling!!

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        Jane51 8 months ago

        Hi Jessica it would be 180g in a small tub of cream cheese and the zest is just the amount you would finally Grate from one arrage size orange. Hope this help and you enjoy your Macaron filling!!

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        Jessica 8 months ago

        Hi Jane, just wondering with the orange cream filling: how many grams of cream cheese and also how much orange zest?

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        Jane51 10 months ago

        Hi Grace I hope the white chocolate vanilla ganache that I have added is what you might be looking for!!

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        Grace Winter Alsop 10 months ago

        Hi Jane,

        Do you any vanilla ganache filling please? Many thanks in advance.

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        Happy Mom 20 months ago

        These were delicious!! I love the texture and flavor. Only problem is, they're gone in the blink of an eye:) Not too difficult to make. Huge hit in our house. Thanks for a great recipe that will become a treasured family recipe.

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        Wanderings 4 years ago

        Thanks! I always have such a hard time trying to make anything other than Ganache. Im usually worried the filling won't be solid enough to hold its shape!

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        Amy Murry 4 years ago from London

        Doesn't sounds easy but looks and taste amazing

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        Andy 4 years ago

        Hi in one of the recipes you mentioned a small tub of cream cheese, how much exactly? Because small tubs vary from where you live!

        Thank you for the recipes!

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        Jane51 4 years ago

        You are welcome Miranda! The cream would be heavy cream or for those living in UK whipping cream. Enjoy!

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        Miranda 4 years ago

        Which kind of cream should i use for the raspberry filling? Thanks for the recipes!